Top 10 luxury rides

For those who want the best of the best, here they are. Plus 20 more options to consider.

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Two-seat sports car: Ferrari F430 Scuderia
Starting price: $277,456
Power: 4.3-liter, 503-hp V8
2nd place : Porsche 911 Turbo
3rd place: Chevy Corvette

If you can stomach the price, this is a scary-fast, insanely competent (0 to 60 in 3.5 sec), sexy purebred that makes operatic engine sounds unlike any other. Oh yes, and former Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher was crucial to its development.

Purists can argue about the superiority of a mid-engine V-8 Ferrari like the F430 vs. the big front-engine V-12 599 GTB, but my money goes to the playfulness of the mid-engine car. For those who prefer German, the 911 in any guise is unimpeachable, while Audi's R8 is the hottest new entrant. The Corvette, starting at $46,1000, is still the best deal around.


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Last updated July 01 2008: 11:45 AM ET
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